Monthly Menu for January 2024

Planning ahead can make weeknights run so much smoother. With that in mind, here is a monthly menu for January. Hopefully you will find some things to help make meal planning a little easier.

What are Monthly Menu Plans?

Here are the monthly menu dinner ideas and recipes for January’s menu. This menu plan includes main dish recipes for easy dinners with a few mentions of side dishes for the entire month.  

I do my menu planning for weeknights only, and Friday nights are usually something quick and easy.  All you need to do is add in the sides you desire, and you are set.  I hope this guide is helpful for you and your whole family. 

I will also send out reminders of the weekly menus each Monday in my weekly newsletter. If you would like to receive these reminders, along with other recipes and information, please join here.

Menu Tips

Tips for Using This Monthly Menu:

  • Print or take a photo of the meal plan and keep it visible.
  • It is a great idea to keep certain staples on hand (baking items, seasonings, etc.)
  • Buy in bulk when possible.
  • Look at the monthly meal plan and make a grocery list of all items you can get in advance. If possible, buy all of these items once instead of making multiple grocery trips.
  • It is a good idea to keep a master list of the main grocery items you use on a regular basis. Having a ready made grocery shopping list can save you time, and help you remember items you need to purchase.
  • Set aside time at the beginning of the month for meal prep, to prepare food (cut vegetables, divide bulk items and freeze when necessary, etc.)
  • Look at your weekly meal plan over the weekend, and write out your weekly shopping lists so you can make one trip to the grocery store or farmers markets to get fresh produce and other items you will need.
  • Remember that this is just a guide with recipe ideas – use what you want and skip the rest.

Featured Recipe

Stacy Ling’s website is all about plants and how to grow and take care of them. However, on occasion she shares quick and easy recipes, and they are always delicious! Her Shrimp Scampi is my favorite (planned for 1/22/24).

She just shared her Tortellini Soup recently, so I gave it a try. Jay and I both loved it. It is in the menu for 1/25/24. I hope you like it as much as we do.



Monthly Menu for January 2024

This full month of ideas includes some of our favorite meals. Enjoy these delicious recipes!

Date MealInformation or Link
1/1New Year’s Day
2Beef Tips & Rice
3Fiesta Chicken SoupLink to the Recipe
5Smothered Hamburger SteakDirections
8Baked SalmonServe with Green Beans & Couscous.
9Chicken Pot PieLink to the Recipe
10Salmon Bowl
11Bacon Wrapped ChickenCostco
12Corn Dogs & Mac & Cheese
15Pan Fried Tilapia with Bell Pepper SalsaLink to Directions
16Chicken & DumplingsLink to the Recipe
17Chicken Spaghetti
18Green StewLink to the Recipe
19Tilapia Street Tacos
20 Weekend
22Shrimp ScampiLink to the Recipe
23Sour Cream Chicken EnchiladasLink to the Recipe
24Turkey Meatloaf
25Tortellini SoupLink to the Recipe
26Baked Potato BarServe with butter, sour cream, chives, bacon, and any other toppings you wish.
27 Weekend
29 Poblano ChickenLink to the Recipe
30Homemade Chili
31Farmer’s Market ChickenLink to the Directions
2/1Lobster RavioliCostco has great ones.
2Frito Chili PieUse leftover chili.

Favorite Cooking Products

Here are some of my favorite cooking items:

As we start a new year, let’s make things a little easier for ourselves. I hope this monthly menu is a start for that mission. May it help you have more time at night with your family and help you be more efficient. 

Please share your own meal plans, suggestions, feedback, and any other quick and easy favorite recipes you love.  I love to try new ideas!


There are such a wide variety of meals and ideas on Pinterest. I have found so many wonderful new recipes this way and have pinned many of them on Pinterest boards. If you are looking for other ideas, here is a link to my Main Meals Board.

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Monthly Menu for January 2023

Until next month,

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  1. This sounds like a yummy month! I have to sit down and work on ours tomorrow before I go grocery shopping… Thank you so much for sharing with us at Talking About It Tuesdays.

  2. Meal planning changes EVERYTHING Susan! I love that you take time to do this each month and that you offer easy recipes too. It helps so much! Hugs, CoCo

  3. I love the idea of having a monthly menu because it helps me to ensure I eat healthier! It also makes grocery shopping so much easier. Thanks for linking up with the Home Imagined Link party.

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